Narrated by Henry Fonda, this 25 minutes documentary film,Troubled Waters, tells the story of the many forms and sources of water pollution focusing on the Ohio River, but also including places such as Vermont, Maine, Alaska, Missouri, Tenneessee, Washington DC and California. The film highlights community efforts to solve the problem, time factors involved, thermal and chemical pollution and the need for more research in the field of water quality. This unique film was prepared as a report of the Sub-committee on Air and Water Pollution of the Senate Committee on Public Works of the 88th Congress at the behest of the Chairman, Senator Muskie (Maine). It was produced under the guidance of Muskie's Subcommittee staff based on a 1963 staff study on water pollution. That study and this film were helpful in the passage of the Water Quality Act of 1965, during the first month of the 89th Congress. In his February 1965 newsletter to his Maine constituents, Muskie wrote: "I am happy to report that my water pollution abatement bill has become the first piece of Great Society legislation to be adopted by the Senate.''